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Hale Kawehi in Quaint Downtown Hilo, Hawaii

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Last updated: 08/01/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Hilo house description

Aloha & Welcome to Hale Kawehi. We want to extend all of the warmth, charm and aloha that Hawaii has to offer by making your stay a memorable one. Located in the center of historic downtown Hilo, Hawaii, this is a well-appointed, kama'aina residence, very open, airy, Polynesian environment with many Hawaiian artifacts and other collectible treasures, 2,000, sq. ft., completely private with full amenities. This is a family estate; host lives on property in separate private cottage with separate private entrance. Free parking and free Wi Fi.
Located l mile, walking distance to the old town featuring many restaurants, shops, bay front. A truly must stay oasis. 29 miles from active volcano and National Park. For golfers, the Hilo Municipal Golf course is just is 3 miles from rental. A perfect launch area for sightseeing . E Komo Mai...welcome. You may view website: Host has an outside cat, Mr. Princess, that visits guests. So please consider this before booking. Hilo also has coqui frogs. This is a house filled with many Hawaiian museum pieces which host wants to share. It is truly enchanting and a vintage Hawaiian residence.

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional


              • Smoking Allowed:

                Smoking is not permitted in the main house. There is a designated area outside in gazebo area where guests may smoke. ...moreless

              • Not Suitable For Children:

                The house has many art collectibles and a veranda. It is not a home for for children....moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Events Allowed
              • Wheelchair Accessible

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

              • Bedroom 1: 2 twin/ single


              • Very comfortable/deluxe twin beds and linen.

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub


              • Bathroom 2: toilet


              • Full bathroom has tub and shower. Half has toilet/basin.

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                Full kitchen amenities, wrap around kitchen island. A chef's delight....moreless

              • Dining:

                There are inside and outside dining areas....moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:


              • Dishwasher
              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave
              • Pantry Items
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Seating for 6 people


              • Garage:

                Designated parking:Guests may park on right side of covered garage. Enter Hale Kawehi same right side....moreless

              • Living Room:

                Beautiful Living Room connected to wet bar and open kitchen. The house has stained glass throughout....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Laundry service provided by innkeeper for a small fee. ...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Provided by innkeeper for a small fee...moreless

              • Parking:

                free covered parking ...moreless

              • Babysitter
              • Linens Provided
              • Towels Provided
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board

              Other Amenities

                  • Outside pets on premises.


                  • Books


                      Outdoor Features

                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Balcony
                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Lanai / Gazebo


                      • Adventure
                      • Sports & Activities
                      • Historic
                      • Away From It All
                      • Romantic
                      • Tourist Attractions

                      Location & View


                          • Festivals
                          • Laundromat
                          • Massage Therapist
                          • Medical Services
                          • Fitness Center
                          • Hunting Small Game
                          • Pier Fishing
                          • Fishing
                          • Paragliding
                          • Skiing
                          • Deepsea Fishing
                          • Golf Privileges Optional
                          • Mountain Climbing
                          • Mountaineering
                          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                          • Hospital
                          • Snorkeling
                          • Golf
                          • Tennis
                          • Kayaking
                          • Sailing
                          • Water Skiing
                          • Parasailing
                          • Jet Skiing
                          • Swimming
                          • Snorkeling/Diving
                          • Surfing
                          • Wind-Surfing
                          • Cycling
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Hiking
                          • Sound/Bay Fishing
                          • Hunting
                          • Groceries
                          • Horseback Riding
                          • Botanical Garden
                          • Churches
                          • Library
                          • Marina
                          • Playground
                          • Recreation Center
                          • Ruins
                          • Winery Tours
                          • Theme Parks
                          • Zoo
                          • Restaurants
                          • Health/Beauty Spa
                          • Cinemas
                          • Live Theater
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Museums
                          • Beachcombing
                          • Bird Watching
                          • Eco Tourism
                          • Luaus
                          • Paddle Boating
                          • Scenic Drives
                          • Walking
                          • Whale Watching
                          • Shopping
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Boating
                          • Shelling
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Antiquing
                          • Photography
                          • Basketball Court


                          Write a review 4.8
                          from 15 traveler reviews
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                          My Standard Rate
                          1 night min stay

                          Additional information about rental rates


                          • Tax Rate 13.41%


                          State and hotel taxes not included of 13.41% are not included in rate. Outside pets. If you have serious allergy problems, please consider this before booking.

                          Cancellation policy:

                          100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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                          Last updated: 08/01/2014
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                          21 Unavailable
                          22 Today
                          23 Selected dates


                          3.5 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Hilo International Airport
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          Highway 19
                          1.5 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          Coconut Island .... Moku Ola
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Several in downtown area
                          3 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          Hilo Municipal Golf Course
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Several in downtown area

                          Car: Recommended

                          A very special oasis in the downtown area. I also have a website you may go to:


                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 1938

                          About the owner: Aloha. I am a kama'aina-indigenous Hawaiian, living in a tropical environment. My residence (hale) is ideally located in the heart of Hilo with lots of authentic Hawaiian artifacts and charm. My yard is lush with many tropicals, which I carefully planted. I was born and raised in Hilo, and this was my primary residence growing up so it is dear and special to me. I have lots of local knowledge and history of Hilo and its people. My grandfather was a senator and many of his senate bills that he introduced are still on the books today. I love traveling, hosting, cooking, entertaining, avid golfer, canoe paddler and hula. Hawaii has 12 months of outdoor weather. So come and enjoy my retreat. I believe staying here will be a very special experience reminiscent of old Hawaii. You will feel the mana....spiritual power.... E komo mai.....welcome.....

                          Why the Owner Chose Hilo:
                          Host was born and raised on this property. This is an authentic Hawaiian property and in a special setting. Every guest loves the experience and leaves with special memories of their visit to Hilo. See

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          Guests will be surrounded by the Hawaiian culture. It is close to everything. The hale is equipped with everything a guest could possible want or ask for. Warmth, charm, lots of Aloha, FULL AMENITIES. Located 29 miles to active volcano, and the National Park. Minutes away from Imiloa Center, University of Hawaii and walking distance to the downtown area. Three miles from the Hilo Muncipal Golf Course. Whale watching in Hilo Bay. It is very peaceful and in a tropical lush setting.

                          Contact us

                          Speaks: english

                          Links to more information:



                          • Gazebo front deck

                            Gazebo front deck

                          • Papa chair in livingroom

                            Papa chair in livingroom

                          • wet bar

                            wet bar

                          • Kitchen stove and microwave

                            Kitchen stove and microwave

                          • 750 mosaic inlays kitchen floor

                            750 mosaic inlays kitchen floor

                          • Koa Island and large butcher block

                            Koa Island and large butcher block

                          • Deluxe twin beds

                            Deluxe twin beds

                          • Den with hd TV

                            Den with hd TV

                          • View of den and open kitchen from veranda

                            View of den and open kitchen from veranda

                          • Entry way gazebo outside dining

                            Entry way gazebo outside dining

                          • View of exterior veranda area

                            View of exterior veranda area

                          • Front yard

                            Front yard

                          • Living room

                            Living room

                          • Wet bar koa rocking chairs to enjoy your glass of wine

                            Wet bar koa rocking chairs to enjoy your glass of wine

                          • Dining room koa island with drop in stove

                            Dining room koa island with drop in stove

                          • Stained glass throughout house

                            Stained glass throughout house

                          • Koa dining room table..Open kitchen area

                            Koa dining room table..Open kitchen area

                          • guest bathroom

                            guest bathroom

                          • Twin deluxe beds

                            Twin deluxe beds

                          • Veranda sitting area....just off den

                            Veranda sitting area....just off den

                          • Entry way door

                            Entry way door

                          • Lush tropical  garden in gazebo area

                            Lush tropical garden in gazebo area

                          • Garden setting

                            Garden setting

                          • Mr Princess, official greeter

                            Mr Princess, official greeter

                          VRBO #482878

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                          This listing was first published here in 2013.

                          Date last modified - Wednesday, July 23, 2014

                          $110 per night (USD)

                          1 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 2

                          View calendar: Updated 08/01/14
                          Minimum stay: 1 nights
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